#ECONOMICS

Construction

Composites Index contracts on weak backlogs

For February 2020, the Composites Index contracted slightly with a reading of 49.7.

Construction

Composites Index expands for first time since June

The Composites Index for January 2020 was 54.3, indicating strong expansion in all categories but exports.

Aerospace

Composites Index ends year on production boost

The Composites Index closed 2019 with a December reading of 49.2.

Construction

Composites Index improves on employment, new orders

The Composites Index moved higher in November with a reading of 49.4.

Mass Transit

Composites Index contracts on weak exports

The Composites Index experienced further contraction in business activity in October, with a reading of 48.3, led by steep contraction in export orders. 

Defense

Composites Index contracts for third month

The Composites Index experienced its third month of contracting activity in September, registering 47.3.

Mass Transit

Composites Index contraction slowed in August

The Index indicated expansionary readings in production, supplier deliveries and exports, but was pulled lower by employment, new orders and backlogs.   

Mass Transit

Composites Index contracts on a surprise 5-point decline

Steep contraction in both production and new orders pulled the Composites Fabricating Index to 47.4 for July 2019.

Wind/Energy

Employment activity leads expansion in business activity

The Composites Fabricating Index for June 2019 came in at 52.7, continuing its stretch of more than 30 months of expanding activity.

Construction

Index activity expands, led by production

The Composites Fabricating Index for May 2019 came in at 53.3, led higher by production activity.

Marine

Index rises on surging new orders activity

The Composites Business Index moved higher in April 2019 due to strong acceleration in new orders activity.

Mass Transit

Index shows modest expansion on production and supplier delivery activity

The Composites Business Index moved lower in March as backlogs contracted, resulting from slowing of the previous month’s new orders growth and increased production activity.

Marine

Index sees gradual start to 2019 on slow new orders growth

The Composites Business Index moved lower in the first month of 2019, with slowed growth in new orders.

Automotive

Index moves higher as five of six indicators report expansion

The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index registers a 55.1 reading for December 2018, pulled higher by supplier deliveries, production, new orders and employment.

Automotive

Index expands on supplier deliveries and improved exports

The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index registers a 55.0 reading for November 2018, pulled higher by supplier deliveries and exports.

Aerospace

Composites Index extends strong expansion trend

The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index continued its expansion trend with a 56.6 reading for October.

Mass Transit

Composites Index Expands into Rarely Seen Territory

The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index expanded to a 58.4 reading in September.

Marine

Composites Index breaks out of slowing growth trend

The GBI: Composites Fabricating index broke out of its three-month trend of slowing growth, increasing to 57.7 in August.

Consumer

Composites Index trends lower yet still in growth mode

The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index registered 56.6 in July, indicating that he US composites industry was experiencing modestly slower growth as compared to the first quarter of 2018.

Wind/Energy

Composites Index trending lower but still in growth mode

The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index for June registered 56.5, indicating that the US composites industry was experiencing modestly slower growth compared to the preceding three months.

Composites Index moves lower after setting all-time high

The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index for May registered 57.4, moving lower after having set an all-time record in April.

Composites Index starts second quarter with a surge

The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index closed April at 61.4,  breaking its previous all-time high reached just one month earlier.

Composites Index finishes best quarter on record

March 2018 – 59.9

The US composites industry’s rally continues in February

The February Composites Fabricating Index was at 59.6